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Winter Boots

The best winter boots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 17, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sorel Glacier XT
$135 - $180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated Waterproof
$138 - $185
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated Waterproof
$149 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Carhartt 10-inch Insulated Composite Toe Pac Boots
$170
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vasque Coldspark UltraDry
$44 - $140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kamik Nation Pro
$95
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sorel 1964 Pac Boot
$85 - $159
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Baffin Impact
$195 - $234
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Lost 40
$114
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Sorel Conquest
$100 - $160
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Sorel Caribou
$80 - $180
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Salomon Toundra Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Merrell Thermo 6 Waterproof
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Storm Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Baffin Arctic Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sorel Intrepid Explorer XT
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Pemberton Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Credence Wool Waterproof Nurl
$220 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16"
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Snowsquall Tall
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Omni-Heat
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Revel Boots
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Revelstoke
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Arrowhead UltraDry
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Plus II Omni-Heat
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Apex Pac
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Danner Raptor 650
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Keen Summit County
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 6"
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Insulated
$180 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Otis Nurl
$140 MSRP
Muck Boot Muckster II Low
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined
Timberland Chillberg Mid Shell-Toe Waterproof Boots
Muck Boot Arctic Outpost Lace Mid
$200 MSRP
Timberland Woodhaven Fleece-Lined Waterproof Boots
$180 MSRP
Wolverine Crossbuck Waterproof LX
$180 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Steger Mukluks Arctic
$180 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Northside Back Country
$90 MSRP
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (8)
Herman Survivor Tracer
$53 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Steger Mukluks CamuksXtreme
$260 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Merrell Thermo Arc 6 Waterproof
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Keen Growler
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Evolution
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Nuptse Fur III
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Salomon Tundra Mid WP
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
The North Face Chilkat II
$100 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Hi-Tec Ice Breaker
discontinued

Recent Winter Boot Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Sorel Glacier XT

Sorel got it right. These are great boots, warm from top to bottom. It looks like a few people have had issues with the Glacier boots where the tops come away from the bottoms. Well, that only happens when you do not undo the laces before taking them off, ripping the boots apart. I own a lot of Sorel boots and a lot of pairs of boots from another Leading Canadian Brand and to be honest the Glacier XT's are in the top spot along with the other top pair of boots. There is no way a person's feet… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Vasque Coldspark UltraDry

First pair of Vasque boots and I loved them so much I replaced my summer hiking boots with Vasque as well. Great boot for light winter hiking. Certainly won't replace Sorels for cold weather, but a great hiking boot. Very warm, very comfortable with no break-in needed.  Good traction and water resistant. I love these boots that replaced a well worn pair of Columbias. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Keen Summit County

A truly warm winter boot, comfortable out of the box, with features expected of Keen. I acquired these boots a couple months ago, as a Christmas gift from “the dogs” (with the assistance of my wife), who appreciate my efforts to walk ‘em even when it’s colder than the dark side of the Moon out there. I’ve since worn them dog-walking (of course) in single-digit to mid-teens temps (and a little warmer, too), and for a few short day hikes in mid-teen-to-twenties temps in rolling terrain,… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Steger Mukluks Arctic

Unrepairable soles. Great boots. Warm, lightweight. Since Steger does not repair the soles when they wear out, they are evidently disposable. Don't imagine you'll be handing these down to your kids, like L.L.Bean boots. Big bucks for disposable mukluks. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Kamik Nation Pro

These boots are a warm, dry, and light pac boot made by a proven company. I like these boots a whole lot. 12 inches high, which is important and standard boot wear to me, prevents snow and water getting in on ankles and stops lots of brush and briar wear on pants. They are rated for -40°f but I've never had them below about -12°f and they were warm and comfortable. They fit well out of the box with no problems except maybe with my wide foot they could've been a bit wider but the liner does collapse… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16"

Great tall boot that keeps your pants clean and your feet dry. I'm on my second pair. Had the first for decades; Bean replaced them, though I would have preferred a repair. Tuck your pants in these boots and your pants stay clean, dry, and tick-free [I bug spray the leather uppers] while keeping your feet warm and dry. These boots are light and really only need minimal break in if any. They are uninsulated, but with two pairs of wool socks I've worn them many times snowshoeing to about 20°f. Put… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined

Comfortable, not as warm as advertised, slippery, don't work like a 10" boot. I've had mine two years. To me they are an excellent two-season [spring/fall] boot and just so so in cold [below ten f] winter temps though I believe they are rated to -20°. I could probably do 0°F in mine if very active but then I'd likely have a different boot on. This all with two pair of wool socks. Why the tongue isn't sewn all the way up the boot is beyond me. This makes stepping in a 6-inch puddle probably impossible… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Danner Raptor 650

The surprisingly lightweight and versatile Danner Raptor 650 handled everything I threw at it this winter, all while keeping my feet warm and dry in snowy and cold conditions. With an interesting outer made of leather and wool, coupled with generous PrimaLoft insulation and waterproofing powers, the boots have made my feet very happy during the cold and wet winter. Testing Conditions:I’ve worn the Danner Raptor 650 boots for three months during the winter, predominantly in the mountains and valleys… Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Sorel Caribou

Just bought a pair of Caribous from a vendor on eBay, new. They are described as leather, but were treated and are more like suede. Put them in my sink with water and water soaked through the suede. Not waterproof and not leather. Full review